Odyssey connects governments, corporates, and non-profits with innovative entrepreneurs from around the world to let them jointly tackle complex 21st-century challenges. Together, we create an interconnected, multi-stakeholder ecosystem to build a future.
Each season of Odyssey is a 10-month journey starting from problem identification to building the solutions and implementing pilots.
Throughout this journey, we bring together the stakeholders with whom we articulate the challenges, exchange knowledge, and prepare for Odyssey Momentum—the 48 hours of mass online collaboration. During Momentum, selected teams from all over the world co-create new solutions in collaboration with the challenge leads, stakeholders, experts, regulators, and even other teams.
Since 2016, more than 230 prototypes have emerged from the program, addressing the challenges of over 40 partners. The goal of each partner is to elevate the best teams and solutions to multi-stakeholder pilots after Momentum.
Odyssey is now in season 4, with Momentum coming up on November 13-15, 2020.
Odyssey Program used to incorporate an event known as the Odyssey Hackathon. Three successful physical editions of the Hackathon took place before the decision was made to transition to a new online event format and rebrand it as Odyssey Momentum.
Connecting the dots of all 20 challenges to co-create a bigger picture
We believe that the value of blockchain is in the possibility to “commonize” important parts of digital infrastructure. We strive to build this new type of common public digital infrastructure as an alternative to the current practice in which the important parts of the information and communication infrastructure are proprietary: owned by governments, corporations, and others.
A shared public digital infrastructure owned by no one and used by everyone, where each new open protocol unlocks a new market. A digital infrastructure upon which mass collaboration can flourish. Read more about our vision of a digital infrastructure
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November 13-15, 2020